FXX has renewed its excellent comedy series You’re the Worst for a third season to air in the summer of 2016, the network has announced. The series, which is scheduled to air its second season finale on Dec. 9, has enjoyed critical acclaim despite sinking ratings. Created by Primetime Emmy Award nominee Stephen Falk (Weeds, Orange is the New Black), You’re the Worst stars Chris Geere (After Earth, The Last Showing), Aya Cash (The Wolf of Wall Street, The Newsroom), Desmin Borges (Tower Heist, Mr Popper’s Penguins) and Kether Donohue (Pitch Perfect, The Bay).
“Stephen is one of the best new talents in comedy — as funny, thoughtful and original as You’re the Worst, and we can’t wait to see what he comes up with next,” said Nick Grad, FX Networks’ head of original programming, in a statement. “You’re the Worst, already one of the most critically acclaimed comedies on television, is also one of the most innovative, something Stephen and the cast will continue in the much deserved third season.”
FXX describes the series as “a modern look at love and happiness told through the eyes of two people who haven’t been very successful with either. It’s the story of Gretchen and Jimmy, fear, heartbreak, romance, sex, food, Los Angeles, Sunday Funday, friendship, and the fact that sometimes the worst people make the best partners. The series currently airs Wednesdays at 10:30pm ET/PT on FXX.”
“An original comedy from writer and executive producer Stephen Falk, You’re the Worst puts a dark twist on the romantic comedy genre. Narcissistic, brash, and self-destructive Jimmy Shive-Overly (Chris Geere) has inadvertently found himself paired up with cynical, people-pleasing, and stubborn Gretchen Cutler (Aya Cash). After a whirlwind courtship that culminates in Gretchen burning her apartment down with a faulty ‘back massager,’ she and Jimmy are forced to take their relationship to the next level by moving in together (which neither of them are particularly thrilled about). Now they must learn how to live with each other when they can barely live with themselves.”